3.24.2010

Welcome to NEWBIE Wednesday!


Hello everyone and welcome to another addition of "Welcome to NEWBIE Wednesday"!  After a week hiatus for Spring Break, I'm excited to get back to this weekly feature! 

Each Wednesday, I will introduce you to some NEW, or as I like to call us, NEWBIE, bloggers who are fun, creative and just plain COOL!
This week I would like you to meet Micah and her blog The Yellow Front Door!

Micah and her husband Casey are living what she likes to call "the exciting suburban life" in Kansas City with their two dogs.  They moved from a brand new duplex to a 70-year-old house in July 2008.  Micah started blogging to keep her out-of-town family and friends updated on projects they were doing around the house, since that seems to be how they spend most of their free time.

She really didn't think anyone would be reading her blog except for her mom and sister.  Although Micah has a burst of creativity every now and then, she's not ashamed to admit that she "borrows" decorating ideas from other people all the time!  Micah describes her decorating style as "beachy classic/casual" - anything that reminds her of Hawaii is welcome in her home.

Check out the beautiful beachy tablescape on her coffee table!

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And after...


She thinks paint is the most powerful decorating tool, whether you use it on your walls, furniture, or accessories.   

Here's the power of paint, Micah-style!

Before...

And the easy, breezy after...

And check out how painting chairs & adding some fresh accessories transformed her dining room!

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And after...
Wow!

Check out the headboard she made for her master bedroom. 

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And the "ooo la la" after...

Living room transformation!

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And the beautifully updated after...
I love that she painted the brass on her fireplace WHITE!  Easy to do and WOW, what a difference!

So go check out The Yellow Front Door and say hi to Micah!

I can't wait to see what she shows us next!

Thanks for checking out this week's "Welcome to NEWBIE Wednesday"!


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25 comments:

Holly said...

Beautiful - I am especially lovin' that dresser redo. great color!

Dawn said...

Great pick! I love her makeovers - can't wait to go check out her blog!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Wow - thanks so much for pointing us toward The Yellow Front Door! What a great site. I really like what she's done with changing some of the matchy matchy furniture! I might just have to try it! (I have a matching bedroom set that I bought several years ago that I hate).

Danielle and Clint said...

I heart Micah's blog!

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Love it - I'm heading over now to visit :)

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Kendall - thank you soooo much for the feature!! :)

Fearless Nester said...

The Woodlawn Charm shade of paint she used is one of my favorite colors. It's such a soothing shade to look at and yet wonderfully invigorating at that same time! ~Lili

Meg said...

Fabulous! Micah is one of my very favorites. Her style is so natural and yet glam. She always impresses the heck out of me!

Would it be too weird for me to submit a nomination for next week? I don't know if you already follow her, but you should check out The Brick Cottage! Her house is adorable and her recent posts 'Going Neutral in the Dining Room' and 'Hang Up Your Hat and Stay Awhile' are fabulous! Not to mention, she and her husband are about to be on TV!

http://thebrickcottage.blogspot.com

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow Kendall -- thanks!!

The Whispering Creek House said...

this is a great way to bless others! thank you for sharing and featuring newbies..it really boosts their spirits to be noticed! your very kind!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Great feature! I found Micah's blog a month or two ago - fabulous!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Love Micah.... and now I found you because you did this post. Great blog! :)

Salt said...

I LOVE her living room!! I just found her blog the other day, but I think she's so inspiring!

Mrs. Chic said...

I love reading Micah's blog she's super funny, sweet and stylish! I really like her kitchen makeover! It' turned out so nice

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

I looooove Micah's blog! Great feature!! :)

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

Yay for featuring Yellow Front Door! Her blog caught my eye when I realized we have similar titles, and I've been a fan ever since.

Thanks for sharing!

pam @ Becolorful said...

Good choice. She obviously has an eye for color and accessorizing. A true blogging inspiration.
Pam

Carrie @ Two Poms and a House said...

Thumbs up for featuring Micah! She's a pretty a pretty cool chick with some great decorating ideas. Love it!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Micah is a stylish chic, and she is so sweet!

The Brick Cottage said...

I love reading The Yellow Front Door. After seeing her front door makeover, I was hooked! It's not everyday you see a yellow front door and her's is fabulous!

Karen said...

Hi!! I am new to your blog and love this feature! I love decorating our new house and love new ideas.

Karen

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

So glad you featured Micah - she's inspired a lot of fellow home bloggers in a short time!

Hopeless Chest said...

Yay! I love Micah's blog.

Her new dresser is fantastic.

sealaura said...

love her style. I am off to check it out. glad you had a nice spring break.

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

I forget how I got HERE, but I'm so glad I did! Now following you and The Yellow Front Door, thanks! :)

-Ann Marie

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